STAFF BLOG AG RIGHT And we know how farmers feel about surveys
There are only a few things in life that I know with absolute certainty. One is that farmers regard filling out surveys as tedious, burdensome and a general waste of time.
Nonetheless, I'll venture t... Posted on 1/16/14 at 10:38 AM
FARM BLEAT Deep-fried foods and good walking shoes
I was probably 8 years old when I went to the Minnesota State Fair for the first time. My two older brothers had earned 4-H trips to show chickens, and the whole family went up there to see what this ... Posted on 8/20/13 at 5:01 PM
Domestic sheep rather than traditional farming equipment can be used to manage fallow and terminate cover crops for farmers who grow organic crops. The sheep can help save money, reduce tillage, manage weeds and pests and reduce the risk of soil erosion
At this time of year, the cows are calving or pregnant, so the feeling of contentment is prevalent within the cow herd. If one never has experienced the pleasure of walking among a herd of pregnant cows, ewes or other ruminants, there is a palpable feeling of contentment, a pleasurable waiting moment.
The leader of North Dakota State University's Extension Service in Fargo is stepping down. Extension service director Duane Hauck officially retires Dec. 30, will return in January part-time in a 40 percent assignment. A national search for a permanent director is under way.
Do you say "rudbeckia" instead of "black eyed Susan", or "echinacea" instead of "purple cone flower"? Do you know the best methods for ridding a garden of Colorado potato beetles or how to best protect your prize winning tomatoes from blight? If you love gardening and love to share your passion for gardening with others, consider becoming a University of Minnesota Extension Master Gardener.
Robin Trott, extension educator
September 09, 2010
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